Flameworking with molten glass is akin to working with warm flowing honey – except that this material is 1200 degrees and solidifies into beautiful jewels that you can wear! Join us for a fun filled day of learning how to shape soft glass, using gravity and a few tools, to make wearable beads. No prior experience is necessary and no particular skill is required to get started. This beginner workshop will start with the basics (safety, lighting the torch) then move to creating solid forms, surface adornment and finally basic sculptural forms. Demonstrations include using colored stringers, twisty cane and applying frit as well as exploring precious metals as surface decoration to finish your wearable work of art.
Instructor: Starr Eady
1 Day Workshop | January 29
Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00pm
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UrbanGlass is dedicated to furthering the use of glass as a creative medium, through studios, classes, publications, exhibitions, and events. We offer a comprehensive education program for students at every age and skill level - from children to working artists - in a variety of techniques, including kiln casting, lampworking, mosaics, and stained glass. Over 500 students a year come to study and work with faculty that includes world-renowned artists and designers. UrbanGlass serves as the primary studio of over 200 professional artists and designers.
Founded in 1977 by artists Richard Yelle and Erik Erikson as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, UrbanGlass was the first artist-access glass center in the United States and is now the largest. Previously, those interested in working in glass could only do so at art schools, in factories or by building their own studios, but when UrbanGlass opened its doors, glass as an art medium became widely available.